The Complete Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer

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Thomson Higher Education, 2005 - Fiction - 452 pages
Intended to make the works of Chaucer more accessible to readers, THE COMPLETE CANTERBURY TALES OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER bridges the gap between Chaucer's writing and modern English. Providing readers with comprehensive glosses and explanatory notes that are keyed to the text, and conveniently located at the bottom of the same page where material is being explained, THE COMPLETE CANTERBURY TALES OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER allows readers (regardless of their knowledge of Biblical, classical, and medieval backgrounds) to enjoy and comprehend the literary richness of Chaucer's works with little need to refer to external sources. Intended to make the works of Chaucer more accessible to readers, THE COMPLETE CANTERBURY TALES OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER bridges the gap between Chaucer's writing and modern English. Providing readers with comprehensive glosses and explanatory notes that are keyed to the text, and conveniently located at the bottom of the same page where material is being explained, THE COMPLETE CANTERBURY TALES OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER allows readers (regardless of their knowledge of Biblical, classical, and medieval backgrounds) to enjoy and comprehend the literary richness of Chaucer's works with little need to refer to external sources.

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About the author (2005)

John H. Fisher, the former President and Executive Director of The New Chaucer Society and of the Modern Language Association of America, is the author of The Importance of Chaucer and of The Emergence of Standard English. He is editor of The Complete Poetry and Prose of Geoffrey Chaucer and of An Anthology of Chancery English.

Mark Allen is the bibliographer of The New Chaucer Society, and the designer and moderator of The Chaucer Bibliography Online. With Bege K. Bowers, he edited Annotated Chaucer Bibliography, 1986-1996, which received the 2002-04 MLA Prize for a Distinguished Bibliography.

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